Town of York
Monthly Board Meeting
Tuesday, June 8, 2021

Please Note: These Town Board meeting minutes are posted as draft-only to inform town residents of the topics addressed at the board meeting. These minutes are subject to review and possible revision at next month’s Town Board meeting and should not be considered official until they receive final board approval at that time.

The meeting was called to order at 7:05 pm. The meeting was held in person and as a video conference on Zoom due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Chairman Dan Truttmann, 1st Supervisor April Prusia, 2nd Supervisor Travis Leonard, and Clerk-Treasurer Jessie Schlumpf were present. Verification of proper notice was given.

Public Comment- Robert Beck of Homestead Estates at Sawmill Creek asked the Board to fill potholes on Said Ln off Sawmill Rd, near Loyalty Rd. Wayne Bue mowed there on June 8 and will work on filling the potholes and grading the lane. Bethany Storm commented on potential problems from allowing ATVs/UTVs on town roads. Dan Truttmann mentioned that fireworks permits are required (no charge), as a reminder since Independence Day is approaching.

Minutes May 11, 2021, Town Board Meeting- Minutes for the Tuesday, May 11, 2021, Board meeting were presented, and corrections to the Hendrickson driveway permit and RockCliffe driveway access to Hwy 39 paragraphs were discussed. Dan Truttmann moved to accept the May 11, 2021, minutes with the amendments by Dan Truttmann and April Prusia; second by April Prusia. Motion carried.

Treasurer’s Report and ARPA update- The Treasurer’s report was presented, with questions on PILT payments, Treasurer expenses, and sale of other equipment/property. Jessie Schlumpf reported that the American Rescue Plan Act (“ARPA”) funds for York Township have been requested – $98,179.10 (payable 50% this year and 50% next year) with contracted use by 12/31/2024 and completion by 12/31/2026. Uses are limited to recovery from the coronavirus pandemic with more detail from Revenue expected. Robert Beck commented that Starlink could be a broadband solution using ARPA funds; he also volunteered to join the Broadband Committee. Travis Leonard moved to approve the Treasurer’s Report; second by April Prusia. Motion carried.

Bills- Jessie Schlumpf presented bills to be paid. Travis Leonard moved to approve the bills; second by April Prusia. Motion carried.

Patrolman’s Report- Patrolman Wayne Bue said he has been mowing town roads and will try to finish this week. He also reported the tractor needs tires replaced and Travis Leonard will research the cost of replacement tires for the mower tractor. The mower is back (new deck), and the warranty has now expired. Wayne also reported that he’ll be replacing the Bergman driveway culvert (couldn’t be done last year), with Travis Leonard’s assistance picking up the 30’ culvert from Green County.

Plan Commission Report- Bethany Storm reported the Plan Commission reviewed Chapter 6 of the Comprehensive Plan and approved the Moen land division. She has talked with the Southwest Regional Plan Commission about the process to update the Comprehensive Plan, which will begin in August in the hope that it will wrap up in the fall.

Business Items-

  • Curtis/Joan Moen land division- Kris Hasse presented documents on this land division. Dan Truttmann moved to approve the land division for Curtis and Joan Moen; second by Travis Leonard. Motion carried.
  • Morrow Parcel #23032-02100400 – potential residential driveway location- Sterling Morrow provided the Board with a history on this field road issue. He asked for a confirmation letter (per the Dec. 2020 Board meeting minutes) that the field road did not need a driveway permit, but any future residential driveway would need to complete the permit process. Jessie Schlumpf will draft the letter for Dan Truttmann’s review and signature.
  • Comprehensive plan update and public participation plan- The Board reviewed a printout of update procedures provided by Troy Maggied at Southwest Regional Plan Commission. The Board would like the Plan Commission to work on updating Comprehensive Plan goals in August and September, with a public hearing on changes to be held in October 2021.
  • RockCliffe – State Rd 39 driveway access- The Board has not received further direction from DOT or Green County. For safety reasons a plan will be discussed with counsel.
  • Rules/Signage for Recycling Center dumpsters- The Board tabled this item.
  • Verizon new tower off State Rd 39 near 78- The Board discussed this possible purchase of land by Verizon. April Prusia will have Ray Shinkle of Verizon contact Bethany Storm for further direction, i.e., would need a CSM and Plan Commission approval.
  • Camper on Badger Rd- Dan Truttmann will review the Green County ordinance regarding a camper that appears to be abandoned near Badger Rd.
  • Bridge repairs for 2021- The Board discussed the chart received from Green County listing rehabilitation needed for Dougherty Creek and replacement needed for Sawmill Creek bridges. The Board will contact Eric Wild at Green County Hwy Dept on proposed timelines and costs for future budgeting purposes.
  • Proposed resolution – #2021-01 – Notice of Fees- The Board reviewed the proposed resolution covering open records request costs. Dan Truttmann resolved that we set fees per Resolution #2021-01; second by April Prusia. Resolution passed.
  • Insurance Quotes for higher deductibles- The Board reviewed the Town’s current coverage ($500 deductible) compared to $1,000 and $2,500 deductible quotes. There would be no substantial cost savings by changing to a higher deductible, so no action was taken.
  • Potential general counsel- The Board discussed the information provided by Jessie Schlumpf on proposed counsel, their hourly rates, amount of municipal work, responsiveness, etc. Dan Truttmann moved that we retain Larry Konopacki of Stafford Rosenbaum LLP for our town legal needs; second by Travis Leonard. Motion carried. Dan Truttmann will contact Mr. Konopacki.
  • Proposed ATV/UTV Ordinance- The Board discussed the proposed ordinance. Green County is meeting on it this week. Jessie Schlumpf relayed that the Town of Clarno is temporarily approving the ordinance through 12/31/2021, with a planned referendum on the Spring 2022 election ballot for town vote. No action taken at this time.
  • Ordinance Review- The Board discussed possible building and driveway ordinance revisions, as well as a checklist of appropriate steps in the building process. Dan Truttmann moved to ask town counsel to clarify Ordinance #10-3 regarding mobile/manufactured home definition; second by April Prusia. Motion carried.

Adjournment- Travis Leonard moved to adjourn; second by Dan Truttmann. Motion carried. The meeting adjourned at 10:34 pm.

Respectfully submitted, Jessica L. Schlumpf, Clerk-Treasurer